9Q0AR & 9Q0HQ – Democratic Republic of Congo

    • UPDATED, March 15

    Anton, ON6NL and Henk, ON4AHF are currently in the Democratic Republic of Congo working with the Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) organisation. They have been there for over two weeks and expect to stay approx five more days. Last week, 9Q0AR/6 had been operating from the South Kivu region of DRC. Since yesterday 9Q0HQ & 9Q0AR have been active from Kinshasa.

    Their workload includes setting up repeaters within the DRC and, during last weekend (March 13-14), they set up classes for locals who are very interested to know what Ham Radio is. Each classroom had between 20-25 people learning about our great hobby.

    Using wire antennas and an FT-897, look for 9Q0AR and 9Q0HQ (club callsigns) on CW/SSB. QSL both calls via ON6NL.